After creating an extraction (Refer to the online help), you can run an extraction by just calling the command tool with the right parameters.
As an alternative you can just call the correspondent URL that can be found in the Run Dialog (e.g. http://nbelzein:8065/?name=plants). We recommend to use the command line.
In this blog I will show you how to schedule an Xtract Universal extraction that is as easy as calling the command line with the right parameters.
Xtract Universal delivers the command tool xu.exe (to be found in the installation folder, e.g. C:\Program Files\XtractUniversal\xu.exe) to run an extraction using the command line. We will use this approach to schedule an extraction with the windows Task Scheduler and the SQL Server Agent.
1. To open the Task Scheduler on Windows 7, Click Start Button -> Control Panel -> System Security -> Administrative Tools -> Task Scheduler.
Alternatively you can Run the Task Scheduler from the Command Line by Typing Taskschd.msc.
2. Click the Action menu and then click Create Basic Task
3. Type a name for the task and an optional description, and then click Next.
4. Select the option daily and then click Next.
7. As Program/script set the path to the Xtract Universal Command tool:“C:\Program Files\XtractUniversal\xu.exe” .
Set the field Add arguments (optional) to: -s localhost -p 8065 -n SAPPlants
8. Check the Summary and Click Finish.
Now the Task is planned. You can right-click the task and select run to run it immediately.
If you want the task to run more than one extraction, open edit and go to the tab Actions and create new actions as described in step 7.
This was just a demonstration. The Task Scheduler offers more options. For more options check Microsoft technet.
SQL Server Agent
You can also use the SQL Server Agent to schedule the job.
Create a step of Type Operating System (CmdExec) and set the command to
“C:\Program Files\XtractUniversal\xu.exe” -s localhost -p 8065 -n SAPPlants